Trail riding requires a different skill set – and mindset – than road riding. While pedaling along pavement, most of us don’t look at a curb and say “Whoa! Let me speed up so I can clear it!” – we avoid it.
On the trail, you will need to tackle obstacles head-on, so the basic skills you will learn can make a big difference in your ride!
Beginner classes start with a bike check to make sure your controls, saddle height, shocks and tire pressure are appropriate, and then move on to a basic assessment of riding skills. From there we practice:
- Balance and positioning
- Direction control
- Trail scanning
Intermediate classes include all of the beginner skills assessments, plus:
- Front and rear wheel lifts
- Level lifts
- Small drops
- Small jumps